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Meat raffles for Rosemary's Wish Kids will be held April 7 and 21 from 2-4 p.m. There are four tables full of meats and gifts. Also a 50/50 raffle. Come and have some fun while supporting such a wonderful cause.
Dave Howard will be performing April 27 at 8:30 p.m. Entrance fee is $6 at the door.
Country Line Dancing Monday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost is $6 per person, and the instructor is Lori Enos. Come on down with your boots and kick up your heals.
Zumba will take place on Tuesday evenings beginning at 6 p.m. Cost is $6 per person and the instructor is Lorraine Blanchard.
Ocean State Toastmasters
Ocean State Toastmasters will hold its next meeting April 3 from 7-9 p.m. at Warwick City Hall, 3275 Post Road. Regular meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. The club is one of 13,500 in Toastmasters International, a nonprofit, educational organization devoted to the development of public speaking and leadership skills. The organization has approximately 280,000 members in 116 countries. For more information, contact Merrill Winoker, Vice President of Membership, at 688-4741 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chatham Village Garden Club
The Chatham Village Garden Club will hold its annual dinner meeting April 3 at 6:30 p.m. at Sophia's Tuscan Grille. The restaurant is located at 1729 Warwick Avenue in Warwick. New members will be welcomed to the club and current members are reminded that annual dues are accepted at the April meeting.
Cranston Senior Guild
Cranston Senior Guild’s next meeting will take place April 4 at 1 p.m. at Tamarisk Assisted Living, 3 Shalom Drive, Warwick. After a short business meeting, Tommy Tunes will entertain with music and songs. There will be refreshments and a raffle. All men and women age 55 years plus are welcome to join Cranston Senior Guild; Cranston residency is not required. Dues are only $12 for the year. Make sure to mark your calendar for the next meeting, which will be held May 2.
Warwick Figure Skaters Registration
Warwick Figure Skaters will hold open registration for their spring programs April 7 from l2-2 p.m. at Thayer Arena, 975 Sandy Lane, Warwick. Their Learn To Skate group lessons taught by professional instructors will begin April 2l and end June 24 (nine weeks). Club information and applications are available on www.warwickfs.org.
Spring Literacy Tutor Training Session
You can make a difference in someone’s life by giving the gift of literacy. By giving just a few hours per week, you can help develop a stronger community while helping your neighbors improve their skills. Literacy Volunteers of Kent County has adult students excited to learn English as a Second Language or Basic Literacy who are awaiting a tutor. The next tutor training session begins April 9. If you are over 18 and a Kent County resident, call 822-9103 or email email@example.com for more information. You’ll have the fulfillment of knowing that you’re not only aiding individuals, but also building a stronger, more successful community.
Warwick Women’s Club
The General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC) Warwick Women's Club will hold its monthly meeting on April 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center in Warwick. The Warwick Women's Club is a civic/community-oriented club that provides funds and/or goods for local organizations such as the Norwood Boys' and Girls' Club, Project Undercover, House of Hope, and RI Mentoring. There are many activities that the club handles throughout the year including Pinwheels for Prevention of Child Abuse, thank you cards and Valentine cards for our Veterans, and activities relating to domestic abuse. During April, the club will be making donations to Project Undercover. Please be sure to bring your purchases to the meeting. Anyone wishing to attend this meeting please call Helen at 739-1157. For further information about this organization, check their website, gfwcri.org. Refreshments will be available.
The next monthly meeting of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees South County chapter 998 will be held April 10 at the Cowesett Inn at 226 Cowesett Ave., West Warwick. Lunch will be ordered off the menu at 12:15 p.m., with the fellowship and meeting to follow. The meeting will focus on preparing for the May 18 meeting that will include all Rhode Island chapters. All members of all chapters are encouraged to attend this meeting. Contact Service Officer George Areson at 732-0190 for a seating count.
The annual Conimicut Village Spring Fling Fundraiser is scheduled for April 14 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Benedict's Parish Hall on Transit Street. The evening includes a cash bar, dinner, music, raffles and silent auctions. Funds from the event cover the cost of the flowers and the U.S. flags that decorate the village from May through September. Tickets are $27 for adults, $10 for children and can be purchased online at www.conimicut.org, at Davies Service Center, at St Benedict's church or by calling 524-8404.
Dinner & Comedy Show
The Regina Coeli Society of St. Mary Church is hosting a dinner and comedy show April 14 at 7 p.m. at the Feast Society Hall on Phenix Avenue, Cranston. The Italian dinner is being catered. A “divine” comedy of belly laughs, blessings, Blarney and Bingo will be presented by David Kane in the role of Father Patrick Aloysius Misgivings. There will be stories and one-liners from miracles and marriage to bazaars. This hilarious interactive comedy includes a collection, a raffle and an actual bingo game. Tickets are $35 per person and will be sold at all Masses April 7 and 8. All parishioners and their guests are invited to join. For additional information and tickets call 944-7323.
Greenwood Volunteer Fire Co. #1 is holding a breakfast fundraiser April 22 from 8-10:30 a.m. at Dave’s Bar & Grill, 2339 Post Road. All you can eat breakfast with chef’s omelet station. $15 per person, children under 12 $7.50. Raffle tickets will be sold at the event. Contact Bob Carlow at 302-1120.
Upcoming Events at the Pontiac Free Library
Story Times every Tuesday at 10:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. Game Night April 26 at 4 p.m. Family Movie April 30 at 4:30 p.m. Tony "The Dancing Cop" Lepore April 16 at 2 p.m. Genealogy Workshop April 19 at 2 p.m. Money Smart Week: Fraud/ID Theft presentation by Stephen Ormerod of Navigant Credit Union April 23 at 5:30 p.m. Are You Ready for Retirement presentation by Nora Hall April 28 at 12 noon For more information call the Pontiac Free Library at 737-3292.
Walk and Talk at Rocky Point
Walk and Talk at Rocky Point is a free walking group that meets on Tuesday mornings at 9 a.m. and Thursdays evenings at 5 p.m. They meet at the front gate. They walk at a moderate pace on the paved path that is about two miles. Dogs on leashes and children in strollers are welcome. The group calls themselves the “Rocky Point Pacers.” Call Cindy at 497-5656 for more details.
Cornerstone Church Food Pantry
Cornerstone Church, 1990 Elmwood Ave., Warwick, is member of the RI Community Food Bank. Hours of operation are the first and third Saturday from 9-11:30 a.m. Walk-ins welcome. For more information call 781-6121.
Pilgrim Senior Center
The Pilgrim Senior Enrichment Center, located at 27 Pilgrim Parkway, offers educational, nutritional and recreational programs to folks 55 years of age and older. The center is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Chess players wanted at the Pilgrim Senior Center. Join in this game of strategy on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. in the Billiards Room. They will teach new players, so come give it a try.
Evening Adult Enrichment Square Dance Program classes are Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. Participants must be 18 years old. Call Kathleen at 468-4074 for more information.
William Shields Post #43 has hall rentals for your special occasions coming up. They specialize in weddings, birthday parties, baby showers, events for fundraisers, etc. Call Diane O’Brien for more information at 486-5778.
Warwick Historical Society
The Warwick Historical Society is open weekly at the John Waterman Arnold House at 25 Roger Williams Circle Wednesdays from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and every second Saturday of the month at 11 a.m.-2 p.m. All are welcome and urged to become members and come learn about Warwick's history by helping as a volunteer. Visit www.whsri.org, join them on Facebook or call 737-4617 for more information.
Meadowlark Seniors, a social club, holds weekly meetings every Thursday at the St. Kevin Parish Hall, 333 Sandy Lane, at 1:30 p.m. The meetings are followed by coffee and refreshments. After refreshments, an activity follows. All seniors are invited to attend a meeting and see what they are all about. (Scheduled meetings may be cancelled due to inclement weather).
Free Pet Food
Bonniedale Farm in North Scituate offers dog and cat food at no cost to struggling pet owners, hoping to provide for the animals while easing the burden on community members facing tough times. Those wishing to donate or in need of pet food can contact Dan MacKenzie at 574-6056. The mailing address for the farm is 1097 Chopmist Hill Road, North Scituate, RI 02857, while the physical address is 1056 Danielson Pike, North Scituate. MacKenzie asks that visitors call before making the trip. More information can be found online at www.bonniedale.org.
All In A Chord Women’s Barbershop Chorus is looking for singers on Tuesdays from 7-9 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Annex, 389 Greenwich Ave., Rt.5, Warwick. Call Shirley at 739-0907 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Sunday Lunch
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 389 Greenwich Ave., is offering a free lunch for anyone in need of a meal or companionship. All are welcome every Sunday from 11:15-11:45 p.m. For more information call 737-6758.
Meadowbrook Terrace bingo is held every Friday night at 6 p.m. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Snacks will be available. All are welcome.
Alzheimer’s Support Group
As a caregiver for an Alzheimer’s patient, you’re all too familiar with the frustration and heartache that come from trying to stir the memory of someone you love. But when you attend this Alzheimer’s support group, held the second Thursday of each month from 6:30-8:30 p.m., you can discuss the challenges you face, meet others with similar experiences and find solutions that can improve the quality of life for you and your loved one. For reservations or more information call 739-7300.
TOPS #44 Warwick
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) RI Chapter #44 Warwick meets every Wednesday night at St. Rita's Church, 722 Oakland Beach Avenue, Warwick. Weigh-in is from 6-6:30 p.m. The meeting will follow from 6:35-7:30. Weekly dues are $2; yearly dues are $32. For more information about this chapter or others around the state, contact TOPS Leader Nicole Johnson-Morais at 332-7616, email@example.com or visit www.tops.org.
Old Warwick Grange #41
The Grange is a fraternal non-profit organization with a special interest in community service. Their history is as an agricultural organization and the traditions of faith, patriotism, leadership and family values. Their meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m.; no meetings in July or August. The Grange hall is located at 1175 West Shore Road, Warwick. For more information call 465-7259.
Do you have an hour a week to spare? That’s all it takes to make a difference in the life of a child. Today’s children need positive, caring adult role models to help them develop confidence, self-esteem, and a desire to stay in school. For more information on the Warwick Mentor Program, call 732-7700 or visit the Rhode Island Mentoring Partnership website at www.mentorRI.org.
The Child Outreach Department of the Warwick Public Schools, in cooperation with the Volunteers of Warwick schools (VOWS), conducts regular preschool screening clinics. All Warwick preschool children between the ages of 3 and 5 are offered the Early Screening Inventory-Revised (ESI-R). This is a free service provided by the Warwick Public Schools. Participation in a Developmental Screening is a long established program of the Warwick School Department that provides families with information about their child’s development and offers information about community resources. For more information, or to arrange a clinic appointment for your preschool aged child, call the VOWS office at 734-3230.
TOPS #38 East Greenwich
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), Rhode Island Chapter #38 East Greenwich meets every Thursday at Women & Infants Center, 1050 Main Street, East Greenwich. Weigh-in begins at 9 a.m. and runs until 9:50 a.m. The meeting will follow at 10 a.m. Weekly dues are $1.50, yearly dues $32. For more information about TOPS call Barbara Laprocina from Warwick at 996-3984, call (800) 932-8677 or visit www.tops.org.
Moms for Moms
Support a new mother, share your experience and make a new friend. You can make a difference with just one hour a week. Moms for Moms/Families First RI helps pregnant women and new mothers deal with an enormous transition by matching them with trained volunteers who are mothers themselves. The program provides emotional and social support and strives to connect new moms to resources within their own communities. Mentors develop a warm, supportive relationship while spending time with the new mom in their homes, accompanying them on outings and attending mom gatherings. They will train you and provide supervisory support to volunteers. Dont miss out on this opportunity. Contact 383-9933 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greenwich Bay Women’s Club
The Greenwich Bay Women’s Club meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Atria Harborhill, 159 Division St. on the Warwick/East Greenwich line) to work together to make a difference in local communities. There are no age or residency requirements to join and meetings are open. If you would like further information, contact membership chair Diane Gadoury at 860-465-7987.
Photographic Society of RI
The Photographic Society of Rhode Island welcomes camera enthusiasts of all abilities. Meetings are held on the second, third and fourth Tuesday of each month, September through May at Lakewood Baptist Church, 255 Atlantic Ave. For more information, visit www.psri.us.
Hospice Volunteer Informational Meeting
The VNA of Care New England conducts weekly hospice volunteer informational meetings at the VNA of Care New England, 51 Health Lane, Warwick. Have you ever wondered how you can make the difference in the life of a family whose loved one is in hospice care? Do you want to join with a dedicated hospice volunteer program that provides training and ongoing support in this most rewarding work? Come and find out more about the VNA of Care New England hospice Call Carolyn McDonough, Hospice Volunteer Coordinator, at 921-7614 to register.
Aphasia Conversation Group
On the second Tuesday of each month from 6-7:30 p.m., Sargent Rehabilitation Center, 800 Quaker Lane, Warwick, holds an aphasia conversation group. This group provides a supportive meeting place for people with aphasia to socialize and share their communication challenges and strategies. There is no charge for participation. Attendance is limited to individuals with aphasia only. For more information contact Lucia Watson, MS, SLP at 886-6600 or visit www.sargentcenter.org.
Fife & Drum Corps
Join the Pawtuxet Rangers Fife & Drum Corps of Warwick and continue the great tradition of Colonial/Revolutionary history through music. The Fife & Drum Corps meets every Wednesday night at Wyman Elementary School from 6:30-8 p.m. The corps is open to anyone over the age of 12. Drum and fife instruction is available to beginners.
Rhode Island Pet Bird Club
The R.I. Pet Bird Club welcomes anyone who owns birds or has an interest in exotic birds. Meet other people who have birds, listen to guest lecturers and more. The meetings are held on the first Monday of each month. For more information call Michele at 739-7290 or visit www.orgsites.com/ri/ripbc.
Fife and Drum Corps
The Kentish Guards Fife and Drum Corps rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 7-9 p.m. at the Kentish Guards Armory on Pierce St. in East Greenwich. Free lessons on playing the fife are provided to men and young men interested in joining the corps.
If you have experienced the loss of someone you love and are ready to begin or continue the healing process, then you are welcome to come to a grief support group. The group meets at the Christ Church Office condo, 61 Cedar Ave #6, East Greenwich, Sundays from 2-4 p.m. For more information visit the Christ Church website (www.christchurchec.org), call the Church office (884-8632) or email email@example.com.
Evening Counseling Available
If you are experiencing depression, anxiety or overwhelming stress coupled with an addiction to or dependence on drugs or alcohol, then The Kent Center’s new evening program may be right for you. The Kent Center is offering an intensive outpatient program for people battling co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders Program hours are 4:40-8 p.m., making it accessible for people who work. The program is confidential and personalized to meet individual needs. For more information call 732-5656.
Help for Victims of Crime
Are you a victim of physical or sexual assault, domestic violence, untreated childhood abuse, or another crime or traumatic event? Are you experiencing depression, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, increased substance use or other emotional difficulties? If so, you may be eligible to receive counseling services free of charge at The Kent Center (www.thekentcenter.org). Victims of crimes and other traumatic events often experience debilitating psychiatric symptoms that may have long-term affects if left untreated. Seek treatment today at 732-5656.
Volunteers Needed to Sew
Looking for something to do to help foster kids? Organizers of The Sewing Project to Help Foster Kids are looking for volunteers who want to help sew pillowcase or duffel bags for foster children. Currently their belongings are sometimes put in black trash bags. Foster parent Adriane Grimaldi in Scottsdale, Ariz. started the Sewing Project in February 2008 for children taken from their homes by Child Protective Services (CPS) to make kid-friendly bags for carrying their belongings instead of trash bags. To date, people have made 6,700 pillowcase bags for foster kids Pillowcase bags are delivered to CPS to use instead of trash bags. The Sewing Project has opened a new Rhode Island Chapter working with the Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) and is in need of volunteers to sew. For more information contact Hollie Galloway at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Domestic Abuse Support Groups
The Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center is a non-profit agency providing services to victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault. The agency offers morning and evening support groups for adults dealing with current or past domestic abuse Groups provide a safe place to talk with others who have shared similar experiences. The groups are confidential and free of charge. For more information call Jessica at 738-1700.
Bowlers are needed at Meadowbrook Lanes Tuesdays at 6:45 p.m. Contact Rusty at 714-6633, email@example.com or Everett at 739-5343, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wanted: Norwood Crime Watch Participants
The Norwood Neighborhood Association Crime Watch Committee is looking for residents to be part of a crime-prevention program. If you would like to be part of this important initiative, email to email@example.com or call NNA at 785-0616. Minimal time is required but it could save you a lot of headaches in response to a crime.
Bowlers are needed for a Monday night league starting at 6:30 at Meadowbrook Lanes in Warwick. Call Pat at 737-0361 or 523-7108.